Register Tape

Written by Laurie Nichol
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Did you have any idea that there are several different types of register tape paper? If you've been running a business that has used the same old credit card receipt and cash register printing machines for years, then you're probably only used to a single kind of paper. The more you find out about your options, however, the more you may realize that changing the way you print receipts could save you time and money.

There are three main categories in terms of register tape paper. There is one-ply bond paper, which is regular white paper of a single thickness-this is the traditional style for cash register rolls. You can also buy two-ply or even three-ply bond paper. Two-ply provides an instant duplicate receipt, and three ply includes another layer for further filing needs.

If you're looking for a way to eliminate extraneous office supply spending, you should think about your register tape. What seems like a minor detail can, in reality, suck up a lot of overhead each year. Perhaps using thermal paper for your receipts and even faxes might be your solution.

Cut Your Ink Ribbon Spending

While receipt printing does seem like a little thing, think about how much printer ribbon can cost. When you multiply that by every cash register or fax machine, over the course of a year, it's easy to see why thermal paper is becoming the most popular register tape solution. Browse around online-you'll see that the cost savings are considerable.

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